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Living a Healthy Life Chapter 1. Your Health and Wellness  Health is the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well- being.

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1 Living a Healthy Life Chapter 1

2 Your Health and Wellness  Health is the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well- being

3 The Health Continuum  Your health is constantly changing  Think of your health at any moment as a point along a continuum  A “health continuum” shows that your health can be measured on a sliding scale with many degrees of health and wellness

4 The Health Continuum  A person with a balanced life is said to have a high degree of wellness, an overall state of well-being, or total health.

5 Promoting your health  The decisions that you make everyday have an impact on your health  Doctors have identified habits that affect people’s overall health, happiness, and longevity – or how they live

6 Lifestyle Factors  The habits that you have in your everyday life are called lifestyle factors, they are personal behaviors related to the way a person lives his or her life.  Lifestyle factors determine your level of health, certain ones are linked to specific diseases, others promote good overall health

7 Wellness and Prevention  A key to your wellness is prevention or practicing health and safety habits to remain free of disease and injury

8 The importance of Health Education  Knowing how to become healthy and staying healthy should be a persons top priority  Therefore health education or the providing of accurate health information to help people make healthy choices, is very important.

9 The Nation’s Health Goals  Everyone has health goals including our nation  Healthy People 2010 is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States

10 Healthy People 2010  They have established 2 main goals Increase the quality and years of healthy life for all Americans Remove health differences that result from factors such as gender, race, education, disability, and location

11 Healthy People 2010  In order to stay healthy you have to know how to evaluate your own health and where to get health information  When evaluating health information it should be reliable, accurate, and current

12 Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Lesson 2

13 Your Health Triangle  There are 3 main elements to your health  Physical  Mental/Emotional  Social  Otherwise known as your Health Triangle

14 Your Health Triangle

15 Physical  Your physical side of your health triangle deals with how well your body functions.  This side of the triangle deals with anything dealing with your body, such as substance abuse, fitness, nutrition, or any non-communicable disease

16 Mental/Emotional  This side of your health triangle deals with your feelings, how well you meet the demands of daily life, and your ability to process information.  Other health categories that may fall under this side include suicide, mental disorders, and stress

17 Social  This side of the health triangle involves the way you get along with others. Your ability to make and keep friends, communicating, being able to show respect  Other health categories on this side of the triangle may include, family relationships, peer relationships, public health

18 Your Health Triangle  Keeping your “Triangle” balanced is a big key.  Each side of the health triangle is just as important as the other

19 Influences on your health  There are several things that can influence your overall health or well- being including: Heredity Environment Media & Technology Values Attitudes Behavior

20 Heredity & Environment  Heredity refers to all the traits that were biologically passed onto you from your parents  Environment is the sum of your surroundings they can be either physical or social

21 Culture, Attitude & Behavior  Culture refers to the collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group  Attitude is the way you view situations. Your attitude greatly affects the choices you make  Behavior refers to how you react or respond to certain situations

22 Media & Technology  Media or various methods of communicating information can greatly have an affect on your health  Technology advances also affect your health. Many technological advances in medicine have helped to prolong our lives

23 Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks Lesson 3

24 Understanding Health Risks  Risk Behaviors are actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others.  The consequences of risk behaviors may add up over time these cumulative risks are related risks that increase in effect with each added risk

25 Abstaining from risk behaviors  Abstinence is avoiding harmful behaviors, including the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs along with sexual activity

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